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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Kathryn4812, Aug 11, 2011.

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    I have a problem. But I don't need help. I can't stand touching the screen. Because I doubt if I'm using the iPad as it should be used, so far I'm not inconvenienced by just using a stylus. Is there anything I'm missing out on by this just-less-than-phobia?
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    sound like just a phobia lol, have you used one before or is it your first time with a touch screen
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    First time. Never liked the idea, particularly after seeing the fingerprints all over a friend's iPad. However, pros overcame cons and I decided to go for it. At first I used my fingers, but bought a stylus for using the keyboard. Gradually, I began to use the stylus all the time.
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    You are missing the two finger things like zooming on pictures and enlarging print on web articles. And pinch to return. Others may have other favorite finger changes. I do use a stylus for lots of things - helps keep the screen cleaner. But I was attracted to the iPad by the ads showing what you could do with your fingers!
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    I use the stylus to enlarge text. Haven't loaded any pictures yet.
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    Correction, I've just found 3 photos that were emailed to me, and if I use 2 styluses ( stylii.) I can zoom in and out.
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    Sounds like you've got it made! You may need more than two for iOS5, though multi finger taps will be easy.
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    Not that I'm obsessive or anything, but I have got three! But I've never tried to use them all at once.
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    I think you need to break that phobia.
    The world is going to touch screens very fast. How will you ever rent a RedBox movie? :D
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    I hate touching my screen because of finger prints. I always use a stylus unless I need multitouch to zoom.

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    Twenty or so seconds with a microfiber cloth and all evidence is gone. Not a big deal.
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    Modify a glove by duct taping several stylus to your fingers.
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    Lol, I like your thinking haha it would be better with elastic bands though :)

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    Come on everyone. Don't hate on her phobia.
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    This is going to sound satirical, but it really isn't. I think you could use something like capacitive chopsticks...
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    -:D
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    Think about it. Simple solution mimicking two fingers. Natural motion for pinch to zoom, selections, etc.
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    Capacitive chopsticks?? What the....?!
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    I've been on retreat for the weekend. No signal for my phone, no iPad! I couldn't decide which of my styluses/stylii to use, but have opted for the Boxwave. I have parked the other two in my nostrils in readiness. Seriously, it isn't the fingerprints so much as the feel of the screen. I just don't like it. But I am trying to get over it.
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    My, albeit brief, vision was of almost two thin styli that you could use almost like chopsticks. It would allow you the ability and flexibility of two fingers, but you wouldn't have to touch the screen with your hands.

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